The program has five stages:
The program lasts three months and takes place in Paris.
Anything that can help retailers and brands. The areas we focus on include: Predictive Analytics, Supply-Chain Management, Customer Experience, Omnichannel, Marketing Technologies, Logistics, Security, Payment.
We don't accelerate brands or marketplaces. We are looking for (mostly B2B) tech products and services.
Coworking space (1000m2) open 24/7 with meeting rooms and a fully furnished kitchen, food, a conference room, a fast 100Mb fiber internet connection, a private VLAN and a wired and wireless connection, mentorship from top investors/executives/entrepreneurs, private corporate meetings, pitch polishing sessions, VC and business angel interviews, access to international events, as well as several perks such as cloud credits and legal services.
Not necessarily. If your startup is looking for funds Lafayette Plug and Play can help with small investment tickets that amount between €25,000 and €200,000 (same terms as any other Plug and Play program). This can help you convince bigger investors such as venture capitalists. We use a BSA Air document that greatly simplifies the legal setup (similar to a SAFE). There is no obligation for you to accept our terms, and Lafayette Plug and Play does not invest in every startup of the program.
There is a fit as long as you have a product to sell to Carrefour or Galeries Lafayette or Nestlé. We are targeting companies which have moved beyond conceptualization and developed viable products or MVPs. We have accepted "startups" that had raised $10M+ and had more than 50 employees.
The application process starts online, with an application form where you can tell us about your team, your product, and the market you are in. The questions are geared to understand both the business and the team. We might contact you to get more information. Then, shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch on stage in Paris in front of our jury (Selection Day).
Team - Traction - Technology! Our jury is composed of corporate partners and investors: they will simply select the startups they want to work with during at least three months.
We ask for information about you, your idea, your team and you company. Don’t hold back, let us know how great you are!
We notify applicants one month before the program begins. So have your go bag ready.
No. The application process is there to keep the playing field level and fair.
We will meet with every applicant who clears our first screen.
Of course! As long as you and your team can be in France legally for at least three months. 50% of applicants are not from France.
Non! The program is entirely in English, and all our speakers have international profiles.
Not at all, as long as you are at least 18 years old.
We accept single founders into our program, but a strong team is clearly a better signal for obvious reasons.
Yes. We think it’s best not to outsource your tech, but it obviously works in some cases. We’re happy to consider your application.
Our application does not ask for your “secret sauce” and there is no reason you have to disclose this to us if you’re not comfortable doing so. We don't sign NDAs for practical reasons.
You don't need to be in the accelerator 24/7, however we expect you to work from here whenever you don't have a meeting elsewhere. Our best startups are clearly the ones that have always some people in the building: they are the ones who meet every executive, entrepreneur and investor, so they are the ones who get most deals!
Right in the middle of the 10th Arrondissement, in a brand new 1000m2 space, located on 32 Rue de Paradis. 8min walk to Gare du Nord (UK, Belgium, Germany, Northern Europe) and Gare de l'Est (Switzerland, Eastern Europe).
No. It is entirely at our partners discretion as to whether or not enter into any commercial arrangement with a participating company.
We provide coworking space for free but we unfortunately don't have any discount for apartments around the office yet. Our advice is simply to use Airbnb, set notifications on pap.fr and join relevant facebook groups.
It’s your company, grow your business where you can find the best opportunities!